Jammu, September 08: The PDP led State Government is facing criticism not just from all the fronts but from its own coalition partner BJP as well for imposing a service tax of 12.5% to Shri Mata Vaishno Devi pilgrims travelling by helicopter. The decision has been termed as ‘Jazia Tax’ by critics. Official sources have exposed that the government is now thinking to revoke its decision and something concrete will may come out by today evening.
As per the media reports, the decision of imposing this much service tax on Vaishno Devi Pilgrims has been regarded as unilateral by the BJP government. The centre is lamenting that the coalition partner BJP was not considered by the state government while taking any such decision. Having anger over these developments, centre has said that the ignoring the partner while making a big decision like this has brought humiliation upon the party.
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